Every event professional at Red Velvet Events is an invaluable part of a dynamic team. In our “An Event-Ful Conversation” blog series, you’ll get to know these amazing people a little better. Learn how they got into this fast-paced industry, how they manage mega-level multitasking and what special skills they bring to the table to help RVE Outplan. Outplay. Outparty!
Q) Everyone has that aha! moment in their life when they figure out what they really wanted to do as a career. What was the first sign that you were meant for the events and meeting industry?
A) I love branding in general and the brainstorming involved with creating unique experiences. It’s that process of turning concept into something tangible that’s exciting for me. I’ve always enjoyed working on design projects for events in the past, so when an opportunity came up to make it a career I had to jump on it!
Q) How did you learn about Red Velvet Events?
A) I had recently moved to Austin and had been working as a freelancer but was interested in working for a company that both really embraced the local community and was doing innovative work. RVE matched that to the tee! I had to apply.
Q) RVE’s love for Austin is well known. What’s your very favorite thing about Austin?
A) It’s openness. And I had never heard of breakfast tacos prior to moving to Austin and now I can’t imagine life without them.
Q) Nothing’s perfect – not even our beloved city. If money and time were no object, what’s the one thing you would change about Austin?
A) The metro system. I love this city’s vibe, but I think an extensive and more inclusive commuter rail system is really necessary. Not only would that cut down on traffic and carbon emissions, but I think it would attract more people to both travel Austin and consider it their new home. With so many intelligent, entrepreneurial-minded folks here, I’m confident Austin could create an innovative, environmentally friendly solution.
Q) Everyone says they’re detail oriented. But what secret trait about you really demonstrates your commitment to order and details? (for example, do you separate cold and non-cold items before you check out at the grocery store, or do you color code your socks?)
A) I do a lot of street and travel photography and I also get hyper organized when it comes to that. Whether I’m shooting from a mobile device or my Canon, I organize everything into folders getting more and more specific: Country > State/Province > City > Neighborhood. Then a color coding file system for what’s been backed up on both the cloud and external hard drive or just an external hard drive. Then a color coding system for what’s Instagram worthy.